Think about your life for a moment.
Are you satisfied with the level of prosperity that you have in your life?
Do you have a strong desire to be more successful and prosperous? Or are you content with where you’re at?
Now I want you to be true to yourself and not use softeners in the way you describe it to yourself.
Now here is the kicker, if you are totally satisfied with the level of prosperity in your life right now, then you have no incentive to change. That may be a good thing if you are totally 100% satisfied with where you are at.
Perhaps you would like to be more wealthy, healthy, or wise but have resigned yourself to the ‘fact’ that ‘this is my life and it is as good as it’s ever going to get for you.
In other words, your level of discontent is not sufficient enough motivation for you to strive for change. Before there can be any change in your life, you have to acknowledge that things are not as good as they could or should be and that you actually desire change. Then there has to be a total commitment to do something about the level of abundance in your life.
What Will Implement Change
Discontent is a giant motivator for you to implement change. There will be no prosperity without discontent about where you are versus where you want to be. So many people speak of having to hit rock bottom before they decide to change their path in life.
Contentment means containment. As soon as you become content with the level of abundance and prosperity in your life, you have set your limits. Successful people have learned to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. They know that to get what they really want they have to put themselves in uncomfortable situations.
Everybody wants to be successful until it’s time to do what the successful do.
My friend, you and I were never meant to be contained, we were created with unlimited potential, unlimited capacity. Our capacity for increase is very much dependent on our level of discontent and the level of uncomfortableness we are prepared to endure.
This doesn’t mean that we should live our lives in a constant state of discontent, dissatisfaction, and disappointment, never enjoying or appreciating what we have and becoming bitter and twisted.
No, like the athletes that we admire who are always pursuing their ‘personal best’, or increasing their skills there should always be a desire in us to grow, improve, and go up another level.
As David Rockefeller once said, “If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress.”
Go Beyond Your Current Place
Discontent takes us beyond desire to a place where our shoulds become our musts. If prosperity, success, and abundance are not the only option for you, you will never achieve at an elite level. To truly get close to your potential you need to be obsessed.
Before you start on the path to increased prosperity, prosperity needs to become not merely an option but an obsession, a lifestyle to which you are completely and totally committed.
It is a lifestyle that affects every area of your world — your thinking, your mindset, your relationships, your health, and, as a result, your finances.
It’s a way of life that not only transforms your outer world but also who you are as a person. Desire alone is not enough. It takes discontent, focus, and a willingness to get uncomfortable to advance. It requires a willingness to make sacrifices, to change the way we think, the way we live. It takes a serious commitment to address areas of your life, even if it means you have to embrace discomfort. You will never become the person you desire to be by remaining just as you are.
Don’t Become Stuck
Are you fed up with remaining stuck at your current level of achievement? Are you frustrated with the amount of abundance in your life? Are you surrounded by and tolerating small thinking mindset?
Are you tolerating and navigating? What do you mean David?
When we constantly tolerate things in our life that don’t serve us, that hold us back, we find ourselves navigating and not addressing and we make excuses for being the way we are.
But if we no longer tolerate, then we will no longer have to navigate. We can start to instigate.
We will move forward and instigate new habits, new behaviors & new ways of thinking.
Remember, people will never change what they consistently tolerate.
Yours in Success